Project Manager – Archaeologist

Full Time

Archaeological Research Services Ltd

Project Manager – Archaeologist Sheffield

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Are you a highly motivated go-getter with an ability to oversee multiple projects, people, and plan ahead?

Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you an exceptional communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate?

Are you looking for a new career opportunity as an Archaeological Project Manager?

This Archaeological Project Manager position is for a key member of our Field Archaeology division to help take the company forward and requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader and motivator.

You will be highly disciplined, a good ‘people person’ as well as a competent archaeologist/allied professional. Although we are recruiting for those with an experienced archaeological background that will include a strong track record in report writing, we also warmly invite applications from those with a broader construction background, experienced with NEC3 contracts / QS work to help deliver our projects.

The suitable candidate for this Archaeological Project Manager role will have responsibility for delivering a wide range of projects and will be accountable to the Head of Field Archaeology.

You will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects on time and to budget and for getting invoices issued promptly.

A good knowledge of British Archaeology is important and ideally a track record in reports, editing, and perhaps publication. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, CAD, and GIS is an advantage. 

Experience of running a wide range of projects, motivating and leading teams, planning staff allocations to jobs, co-ordinating post-excavation work, negotiating with local authority archaeologists, producing risk assessments, quality assurance, and report checking is desirable.

We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be. We have positions available for an immediate start.

We would welcome applications for the role of Archaeological Project Manager with the following skills: Field Archaeologists, Archaeologists, Archaeology Project Officer, Assistant Project Officer, Archaeological Officer, Field Technicians, Project Manager, Manager, Construction, 2:1 Degree, NEC Contracts, Reports, Leadership, CAD, Microsoft Project, Excel, GIS, CSCS.


In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving company performance targets
  • Attractive company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness, and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

Essential Skills

  • 2:1 degree in relevant subject
  • Full UK driving licence
  • CSCS card
  • Experience of working in a management team

Desired Skills

Experience of working with NEC Contracts is desirable.

About Company

Archaeological Research Services Ltd is an experienced commercial practice providing a full range of archaeological and heritage services.

By offering a complete service we keep costs down and gain efficiencies for our clients through the lifecycle of a project so you can be sure of maximising the value of your investment. We operate throughout the UK from our network of offices, and we welcome opportunities to work abroad.

Whether you are building infrastructure or houses, establishing a quarry, converting mills, or regenerating urban places, we offer a one-stop shop for dealing with all archaeological and heritage matters.

From preliminary advice and assessments to high-level consultancy, fieldwork, post-excavation analysis and dissemination, our approach is committed to providing successful outcomes by way of tailor-made solutions geared to the strategic needs of our clients.

We are an efficient organisation committed to investment in our staff, equipment, and technology. This means you can be sure of being assisted by skilled, hard-working, and motivated staff who take pride in their work, create value, and deliver jobs on time.

Essential Requirements

  • 2:1 degree in relevant subject
  • Full UK driving licence
  • CSCS card
  • Experience of working in a management team

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